Just wanted to let you know that I rode Monday in one of Sue’s expensive cutting saddles. I am more convinced than ever how your trail saddle is the one for me. The horn kept getting in my way of holding and working the reins, within 45 minutes my legs and other parts of my anatomy hurt, and the cantle had such a high sweep to it I kept getting my right leg hung up on it when I mounted and dismounted. I know there are many technical reasons your saddle is so much more comfortable and a better fit/ride, but I’m thinking, if riding the tree was that great it’s going to be wonderful to ride the full saddle. I know you are probably going to be super busy with people who decided they wanted a new saddle for Christmas presents but thank you again for making mine and have a great Thanksgiving.
Dear Eric, North American Long Rider Andi Mills purchased a Steele Mountaineer trail saddle. She then used it to ride across the United States. Afterwards she praised it
to other Long Riders.
A young journalist named Filipe Leite is now preparing to make the first
equestrian journey from Canada to his home in Brazil. To assist Filipe, Andi
has agreed to allow him the long term loan of her prized Steele trail saddle.
The trail saddle is currently at Andi’s home in North Carolina. However, before Andi and Filipe arrange to have it shipped to Canada, I suggested that your company be invited to check the saddle, so as to confirm that it is ready to undertake such a long and difficult journey.
Meanwhile, allow me to conclude by saying that two other equestrian
explorers are currently preparing to make a 1500 mile trail ride across
Kazakhstan. As they too will need saddles for that very difficult journey, I
will suggest they consider the option chosen by Andi and Filipe, and use a
Steele trail saddle when they cross Central Asia.
In closing, many thanks, Eric, for your assistance in helping Filipe
undertake this vitally important journey.
CuChullaine O’Reilly FRGS November 14, 2012
Join us at the Alabama Horse Fair January 19 – 20 to see the Steele Trail Saddle Difference. We will have several of our Steele Trail Saddles, custom line of trail accessories, and will enjoy the opportunity to talk with you about what specifically works for your horse.
Alabama Horse Fair is in Montgomery Alabama find out more about directions, vendors, and specific trainers and clinicians who will be at this year’s event. LINK HERE
If you miss us in Alabama we will be at these events in March and would love to see you there.
Southern Horse Bonanza Expo and Trade Show in Murfeesboro Tennessee March 8, 9, 10. Find out more about this event LINK HERE
Road to the Horse International Show March 15, 16, & 17 in Lexington Kentucky at the new Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. Find out more about this event LINK HERE
Dear Eric and everyone at Steele Saddle that helped to make my saddle,
I received my Steele trail saddle, and of course I was expecting this really great saddle I had pictured in my mind, but I have to tell you I didn’t even come close to how great it turned out! I think that is the greatest looking saddle I have ever seen! I am so happy with it I wanted to write and tell you all how much I appreciate the time and work and knowledge you all have to put together a saddle like that. I also want to thank you for being patient with me and making sure it was right for me and my horse. I really love the leather you used on the seat ,and how well it is formed. You are so right on how it keeps you from slipping around in it.
The color is perfect, and it is light enough for me to easily lift . I have been showing it off ever since. Unfortunately we had alot of snow and then it poured down rain, melting the snow, so it has been flooding around here lately so I will have to wait a while to get some good use out of it. It’s alright though, I am saving all my vacation days so when it clears I’ll be ready!
I can’t thank you all enough!
Sincerely Sharon Johnson and Tuck
My walking horse is almost 17 hands. I first saw your trail saddles about 5 years ago at Mid West. My good friend Larry Gripsover bought a Steele saddlke from Kim at Mid West. Larry says it is the best saddle he has ever ridden. He has a terrible back and he says your saddles do not hurt him one bit.
Forever a fan of the Steele saddle and I promote them every chance I can.
Hi Eric, just wanted to let you know that the Steele saddle is lovely and fits
beautifully. Thank you so much!
Have a great 2012, Caroline Price.